Monday, November 29, 2010

December Daily - 25 Days Until Christmas - 2010

Instead of taking photographs of the inside of my book, I decided to create a video! Let me know what you think! As always, thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

25 Days Until Christmas - 2010

I got my 2010 "25 Days Until Christmas" book done! I love the way it turned out! My most awesome friend Chris sent me incredible Christmas papers at the end of the season last year, and I couldn't wait to use them in this year's book! Most of these papers are 12x12, and most of them cannot be cut, so that is how I determined that my book would be 12x12 this year! The last couple of years, my book has been smaller. Anyway, you can see what I mean about the paper when you look at the cover. That paper is gorgeous, and should NOT be cut! That tree is flocked! Just gorgeous! I added various Thickers for the title, and a couple of K&Company Christmas die cuts. The flowers are Primas, and I love the coppery color. I also added a trio of rhinestones. You'll have to forgive the poor photograph. It's dark, and I need some natural light in order to show you how pretty this book is! You can click on the photo to see the cover larger!

In the awesome papers, there was a number sheet! I cut it apart, and I will use these to number my pages. I still need to distress the edges, and then they'll be ready to go. I do NOT prenumber my pages. I need to be able to rearrange as I go! Also, sometimes a day ends up with more than one page. If and when that happens, I'll just number the second page with chipboard, Thickers, miscellaneous stickers, etc.

This is what I call my spare parts! I will distress the edges of all of these and just keep them in a baggie for when I need them! Some of the larger pieces might end up getting punched and added to the rings in the book. This is just a bunch of small Christmas-themed items. Chances are, I'll end up using all of this in my book this year!

So, I'll show more tomorrow! I want to show you the cool mixture of pages that I used this year! I use some sheers that I got on sale, some Pink Paislee papers that I've had for a while, and the cool mix of papers that wonderful and generous Chris sent to me! I am ready for December 1st! Bring it on!! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We sure did! As always, thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 15, 2010

BOA Regionals - Indy

I FINALLY got a chance to use some of the AWESOME Bo Bunny Cambridge that I won from Shanna Vineyard at Bo Bunny! I love this collection! LOVE IT! It's just perfect for this marching band page featuring our trip to Indy for the BOA Regionals! Just to let you know, BOA = Bands of America! Emily performed in Lucas Oil Stadium! Very cool! Jessica and I had a great time going there to cheer on the Marching Griffins! I also used a photo collage on this layout! It makes a page come together in minutes, because what else needs to be done!?! It really sums up the trip! My favorite part of the page is the "I'm with the band!" sticker! I could use a lot of those stickers with two girls that are in band!! I also added one beautiful Maya Road velvet flower.

I had the Scrap-A-Thon on Saturday! It was a lot of work, but also a lot of FUN! We raised $1,100 for the Special Donation Fund for our schools! Not too shabby! I hope you had a great weekend. Thanks for stopping by!

Simply Renee Clip it Up 50% off SALE

This time of year we're grateful for the leaves changing colors, family gatherings, cool nights cuddled up by the fire and most of all SALES!!! The after Thanksgiving sales have always been the highlight of the season, however they bring late nights, early mornings, frozen fingers and toes, and worst of all long lines.

This year we're going to start early and have an unbelievable week long sale BEFORE Thanksgiving. November 15-22 EVERYTHING 50% off! You may want to send a little heads up to Santa so he doesn't miss this sale :-) Don't procrastinate you won't see these prices again!

On top of that the first 100 orders will receive a FREE bag of 40 Clips!!!

Now for the fine print (don't worry it's short) : Retail customers only, cannot be combined with any other offer. US & Canada customers can order online, International customers email us at!!!

We'll also be doing lots and lots of random drawings next week and here's how you'll be entered:
- Every item you order your name will be put in once
- Comment on blog posts (only 1 per post)
- Comment on facebook (only 1 per day)
- Also your name will go into the big drawing for the Floor Model

Check the blog and on Facebook to see if you are a winner, for more updates, and more chances to win! Happy Shopping!!!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Clip It Up Blog Post!

I have a NEW Clip It Up blog post up! Check it out!! I truly love my Clip It Up Jumbo!! :)

I hope you have a great day, an awesome weekend, and as always, thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Father's Day

I created this page for a bunch of challenges! I normally do NOT combine challenges, because it feels like cheating to me, but I want to do so many of them, they're all awesome, and I just figured I would give it a try this one time! So, I started off with the sketch at Sketchy Thursdays! I was also inspired by a sketch at Coordinates Collections! This is also for a scraplifting challenge at Scrap-Friendzy, a use your scraps challenge at Inspired to Scrap, and a color challenge at Memorable Seasons! Anyway, I just love the way this layout turned out!

I hope you're having a great day! Thanks for stopping by!